As I always think that implementing something new is the best way to find out if it works for me or not, I hereby provide you the following set of actions. I only concentrate on the flash cards, the part of how to ward of tiredness and the books to purchase come another time.
- Decide if there is something you really wish to learn (perhaps something complex like how integral calculations work is not a topic you can handy fit on a flash card, but learning a new language and creating the cards with the different set of words you want to learn might be a good way). I always wanted to know the names of the different countries in the world, their main capitals and their flags, which I shall create flashcards for.
- Watch the flash card system video to see how it works.
- Use the flashcards for study. Decide when you want to start learning. If you have a question correct it goes to a pile to review the next day. If you got it correct the second time it moves up a slot to revise after every second day, then once per week, then once bi-weekly and lastly review before the exam (I don’t have a review, so I shall skip that pile). Incorrectly answered cards shift all the way back to review every day.
- After 4 weeks, decide if you like this system of fact learning.